Weekend: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout, highs in the lower 90s, nights in the 70s. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index is at 62.
The OED’s Word of the Day: phelloplastic, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime Reports
- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- The Day’s Best Reads
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- Cultural Coda
“As I went farther and farther north and it got colder I was aware of more and more advertising for Florida real estate and, with the approach of the long and bitter winter, I could see why Florida is a golden word. As I went along I found that more and more people lusted toward Florida and that thousands had moved there and more thousands wanted to and would.”
–From Steinbeck’s “Travels With Charley” (1962)
Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.
The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
Friday: Special Animal Control Hearing at 11 a.m. at Palm Coast City Hall in Town Center.
Friday: Linda Provencher: Flagler Beach Area Council of the Flagler County Chamber for a lunch meetup with special guest, Linda Provencher, Mayor of the City of Flagler Beach. She will provide an update about things going on in Flagler Beach.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Seventh Annual Fall Home and Garden Show at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach (http://www.oceancenter.com/). The Volusia County Fall Home and Garden Show offers thousands of square feet of exhibits where you’ll find the latest in products and services, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware and much more. Visitors can meet celebrity guest Skip Bedell, cohost of Spike TV’s “Catch a Contractor.” Other event highlights include landscape, gardening and water features; a complete selection of home improvement items; a new product zone; a kids’ zone; a pet zone where you can adopt pets; and other fun activities. Show hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 19, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20. Admission is by cash or check only. Adults (17 and older) are $7, seniors are $6, and children age 16 and under are free. Active duty military are $6 with valid ID. For more information, visit www.volusiacountyhomeandgardenshow.com.
Saturday: Enrollment Day at Daytona State College from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus gives students an opportunity to join the Falcon community and complete everything from admission to registration. Students start by completing a Daytona State application, then meet with an Admissions Advisor and Financial Aid Counselor, take an assessment test (if applicable), meet with an Academic Advisor, and then lock in their schedule. Daytona Beach Campus, Wetherell Center (Bldg. 100), 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Students unable to attend Enrollment Day can take advantage of DSC’s extended registration hours for summer and fall classes, Aug. 7 through Sept. 1 at the Flagler/Palm Coast Campus from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and at the Daytona Beach Campus from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. For more information about the Enrollment Saturday event, e-mail [email protected] or call (386) 506-4471. Details here.
Saturday: Surfers For Autism brings its 8th Annual First Coast Surfers For Autism Beach Festival to the Flagler Beach Pier area from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: The Columbian Club of Palm Coast, a distant cousin of the Knights of Columbus, hosts its Midsummer Night’s Dream evening, featuring Captain Kirk, with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., $22 a person. Tickets available at the club 51 Old Kings Rd North Palm Coast, or call 386-446-5632.
Saturday: The Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil-rights leader and news commentator, is slated to speak during a Volusia County Democratic Black Caucus event. (6:30 p.m., Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, 100 North Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.)
Saturday: The Flagler County Republican Club is kicking off the 2018 electoral campaign with an 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. barbecue party at Princess Place Preserve, for $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Visit www.flaglergop.org for more information. Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, the Republican Party of Florida Chairman, will cut the ribbon on the 2018 Election Season at 2 p.m. The event is emcee’d by Flagler County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin, with tours of the historic Princess Place House by retired Flagler Clerk of Courts Gail Wadsworth. Bring your best cake or pie and compete for a chance to take home top honors in the inaugural Blue Ribbon Cake & Pie Contest.
Saturday: Academy Day at Spruce Creek High School, 801 Taylor Road, Port Orange, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., where middle and high school students are encouraged to attend to learn about enrolling in any of the armed services.
Friday is Bad Poetry Day.
Blood donations on the Big Red Bus:
- Friday: Publix on Belle Terre Parkway, 4950 Belle Terre, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Publix at Island Walk, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Publix in the Hammock, 5415 North Oceanshore (A1A0, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For a full list of dates and locations for the bus, go here.
You are Invited to a Senior Focus Group Wednesday, August 30: On behalf of the City of Palm Coast, ElderSource has been asked to facilitate a senior focus group to discuss the development of additional programs for seniors in Flagler County and the function of an expanded community center. As the City looks to its future and plans for a new facility, the City Council thought it would be in the best interest of the project to seek feedback, questions and commentary from the community before the project progressed any further. Any interested persons or parties are invited to attend and participate in this discussion. ElderSource is a non-profit agency designated by the state as the Area Agency on Aging and Aging & Disability Resource Center for Northeast Florida. ElderSource serves as the focal point to which older adults, adults with disabilities, caregivers, and the general public can receive information, referral, assistance and answers on aging issues. The focus group is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the community wing of Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue, in Town Center. If you are unable to attend and would like to submit comments, please email
[email protected] and these will be shared at the meeting.
Flagler County Seeking Veteran of the Year Nominations: The award will be presented to a living Flagler County veteran who has not only served the United States with honor, but has used the leadership skills and abilities learned in the military to improve the Flagler County community through selfless volunteer service. If you have a nominee in mind, details are here.
In Florida and in State Government:
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.
League of Cities: Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, is expected to speak to the Association of Florida Community Developers Board of Directors and at a Florida League of Cities annual conference. (Friday, Association of Florida Community Developers, 9 a.m., SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando Airport, 5828 Hazeltine National Dr., Orlando. Also, League of Cities, 11 a.m., Orlando World Center Marriott, 8701 World Center Dr., Orlando.)
Unemployment: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will release July unemployment figures. (Friday, 10 a.m.)
Baker Act: The state Task Force on Involuntary Examination of Minors will meet to discuss the use of the state’s Baker Act for minors who have mental-health issues. (Friday, 10 a.m., Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando.)
Voting rights: Rep. Sean Shaw, D-Tampa, will be among the speakers at an event, hosted by the Tampa Tiger Bay Club and the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County, about restoration of voting rights. Other speakers are expected to include Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren; Tallahassee clemency attorney Reggie Garcia; Desmond Meade, president and CEO of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition; and Joyce Hamilton Henry, regional development director for the ACLU of Florida. (Friday, noon, Ferguson Law Center, 1610 North Tampa St., Tampa.)
Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who is considering a possible gubernatorial campaign in 2018, is expected to speak to the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club. (Friday, noon, New World Landing, 600 South Palafox St., Pensacola.)
LGBTA Caucus: Democratic gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum, Chris King and Gwen Graham are expected to speak during a conference of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus. (Saturday, Gillum speaks at 9 a.m., King at noon and Graham at 7 p.m., Hotel Duval, 415 North Monroe St., Tallahassee.)
In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:
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next week’s cover, “Blowhard” by David Plunkert pic.twitter.com/DXhIQboY5i
— Philip Gourevitch (@PGourevitch) August 17, 2017
ISIS is accused of some of the worst crimes against humanity. How will they be tried? https://t.co/CK2NnsQhL1
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) August 17, 2017
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— Open Culture (@openculture) August 16, 2017
Hillsborough County erects wooden barrier to protect Confederate monument from vandalism https://t.co/FdswAlWFT7
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) August 17, 2017
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— The Christian Science Monitor (@csmonitor) August 17, 2017
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— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) August 17, 2017
Fermat left a lot of theorems lying around. Mathematicians proved them all–except one. https://t.co/L2XNoDWkqS
— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) August 17, 2017
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through July 26 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Click to access development-july-27-20171.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Symphony B minor, Christophe Coin Ensemble Baroque, Limoges
- Wynton Marsalis Septet: Sunflowers (From The Marciac Suite Album)
- Nikolai Kedrov: Otche Nash (Our Father)
- Ludovico Einaudi, “Elegy for the Arctic”
- Black Violin at Apollo Amateur Night
- Bach’s Beer Bottles: The Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus 1
- Mozart’s Only String Trio, K563
- Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, Ida Haendel, Violin
- Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue: Marcus Roberts Trio, Seiji Ozawa, Cond. (2003)
- Wynton Marsalis takes the Horn Challenge
- Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, Afiara Quartet
- K.D. Lang: The Mind of Love
- World’s Oldest Violin: Marco Rizzi Performs Schumann’s Sonata No. 2 on a 1566 Amati Violin
- Mark Knopfler on Guitars
- Bach’s Little Fugue in G minor, Performed by the Canadian Brass
- The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond
- Macklemore Feat Skylar Grey: Glorious
- Edward Luce On the Retreat of Western Liberalism in the Trump Era
- Why Don’t All Instruments Sound The Same?
- Joachim Horsley’s “Beethoven in Havana”: What the Piano Can Do
- Bojan Cicic and Richard Egarr: Giovanni Carbonelli’s Violin Sonata No. 1
- Voyager: The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see
- Bohemian Rhapsody: Brooklyn Duo and Ft. Dover Quartet
- Down in the River to Pray: University of Texas Tuba/Euphonium Studio
- Brahms : Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, op. 25
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mohsin Hamid in Conversation with Akhil Sharma
- “The Day After” (1983)
- Rui Arayama Performs Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonatas K.427 & K.455
- Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
- Angelina Jordan, 10 Years Old Norwegian, Sings the Blues: I Put A Spell On You
- Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755), Concerto in B Minor for five Recorders Op. 15 Nr. 4, Abateva
- Introduction to Bullshit
- Chopin: 24 Etudes for Piano Op.10 , Op 25, Lukas Genjušas, Piano
- Alike: The Best Short Film Ever
- Fauré’s Requiem, Performed by the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Choeur Accentus
- Arthur Rubinstein Performs Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22
- Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Reformation: Jérémie Rhorer Conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
- C.P.E. Bach Keyboard Sonata in F sharp minor, Wq 52 4
- Boccherini: Quintet with Guitar G 448 D-Major
- Jean-Baptiste Poyard Performs Telemann’s Violin Fantasia n°1
- Eudora Welty Reads “A Worn Path”
- Francis Poulenc at the piano
- Antonin Dvořák: Romance for Violin and Orchestra performed by Tanja Sonc
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